2020

The Economics of Personal Responsibility and Human Development

Environmental and Urban Economics

Congratulations to Nick Kristof of the New York Times. I am really impressed with this discussion between him and Carol in Berkeley. My mother's name is Carol and she has been to Berkeley and I'm wondering if my mom wrote the following response; Here is the NY Times Source and my remarks appear below. By all means, let’s talk about “personal responsibility”’ — Nicholas Kristof Carol in Berkeley, Calif., on “ Who Killed the Knapp Family? ” (Jan.

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Leadership Blog Part 10: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (NEPA at 50 and beyond)

NAEP Leadership Blog

During the decade of the 1960’s and 1970’s, there were many literary figures writing of the simplicity, the beauty, and the spiritual depth of Nature, giving us vivid imagery that represented our emotional landscape.

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In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

Yale E360

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. Read more on E360

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Tension between public health and environmental protection

Environment, Law, and History

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Electric Vehicles Combat Climate Change

Global Green

CHRIS JOHNSTON DECEMBER 2, 2020. Chris Johnston is co-author of The Arrival of the Electric Car – An Overview of the EV Revolution Happening Now. The fastest way to shift the transportation sector to environmental sustainability is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Emerging Investigator Series – Changseok Han

Water Research & Technology

Changseok Han is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Engineering at the INHA University, Korea. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Department of Environmental Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Han achieved his Ph.D

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New York State Issues Draft Value of Carbon Guidance for Comment

SPR Law

New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019 (CLCPA) sets requirements and goals for statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions, plans to achieve net zero emissions across the State’s economy, and renewables targets.

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The Fog

IEAM Blog

The following post is one of a series previewing the research that will be presented at the SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting (SciCon2), 15–19 November 2020.

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Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Climate Change Blawg

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions.

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Why Reusables Are Still Safe To Use During A Pandemic

Onya

Use of single-use plastic has surged during the pandemic amid uncertainty in the safety of reusable containers.

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Will the Rise of Work from Home Lower Uber's Medium Term Profits?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Post-pandemic many educated people will be working from home 3 days a week. Some of these people will choose to live further from city centers. How will such "sprawl" and reduced work trips affect the profitability of ride sharing companies? For urban economists to be useful here, we need to make some progress on a few core questions. Does Uber make more money on short urban trips versus picking people up in the far flung suburbs?

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Leadership Blog Part 9: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (from Thoreau to NEPA)

NAEP Leadership Blog

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” This thought marked the beginning of this country’s literary American Renaissance and it became the cornerstone of America’s environmental consciousness.

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Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity

Yale E360

Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil. The country’s first water market launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week with $1.1 billion in contracts tied to water prices in California, Bloomberg News reported. Read more on E360

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Pandemics: Legal history and anthropology

Environment, Law, and History

Trionfo della morte (1446) (Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abbatellis) This coming November 6 the Centre d'Histoire et d'Anthropologie du Droit at Université Paris Nanterre will host (online) what looks to be a very interesting program on the legal history and anthropology of pandemics: "Les crises pandémiques à travers les âges.

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Environmental Progress

The author in Maranhão, Brazil, 1995. Lire en français ici. Leer en español aquí. On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world.

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How To Get ISO 14000 Certification

Environment Blog

ISO 14000 standards support and promote the incorporation of sustainable practices in business. In this article, you will learn how ISO 14000 can help businesses to adapt to our environmental crisis and how to get certified. Seas are rising and oceans are acidifying.

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The Capitol Hill Anthrax Attacks – Fall 2001

EPA

By Ted Stanich. Associate Administrator, Office of Homeland Security. As we remember the events of September 11, and mark the 19 th anniversary and Patriot Day last week, I am reminded of the mood in Washington, D.C. in October 2001— “first 9/11, and now this?”

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Power plant odors may be more than nuisance

Stack Environment

If you are like many in Georgia, you understand the pros and cons of having enormous power plants in your neighborhood. The plants keep taxes low, provide jobs for local families and often contribute to the protection of the environment by developing state-of-the-art controls for waste disposal and emissions. However, those environmental protections do not always come through, especially if the energy company finds a cheaper way to manufacture fuel.

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Spiders!

IEAM Blog

The following post is one of a series previewing the research that will be presented at the SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting (SciCon2), 15–19 November 2020.

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The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change Blawg

By Alexandra Lauren Horn, Esq., a U.S. Attorney, admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey, with a Certificate in International Law and an interest in Environmental Law and Human Rights.

Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy Ceremony Event

Green Law

By Shannon Peters [*]. According to Global Witness , 2019 recorded the greatest number of killings on record of environmental defenders. [1] 1] To bring attention to this issue, on October 12, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University conferred the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy in memoriam to environmental defenders who had lost their lives defending their land and the environment from destructive industries.

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Some Research Notes on Using Geo-Tagged Cell Phone Data to Study Urban Economics Questions

Environmental and Urban Economics

Several excellent urban economics research teams have access to U.S geocoded cell phone data. Since I am not part of any of these teams, I will use this blog post to offer them some unsolicited advice. For some examples of these teams; skim this and this. Geotagged data provide researchers with a spatial and temporal high frequency database to know where each person spends her day. I carry a cell phone with me 98% of the day when I am awake. This suggests that I am geotagged.

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Leadership Blog Part 8: Living Ethically

NAEP Leadership Blog

One of the human attributes that I absolutely believe in is a code of ethics or standard by which to live – professionally and personally. NAEP expects environmental professionals to live by their “Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice for Environmental Professionals.”

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How Biden Can Put the U.S. on a Path to Carbon-Free Electricity

Yale E360

Even without strong action by Congress, President-elect Joe Biden will have a wide array of tools — from expanding renewables on federal lands to pushing the financial industry on climate change — that could put the U.S. on a trajectory to decarbonizing its electricity sector by 2035.

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Early American history and modern American environmental law

Environment, Law, and History

A recurring theme in scholarship on environmental regulation is the roots of the American approach to environmental regulation , and to what extent this approach is exceptional.

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Bad science and bad ethics in Peter Gleick’s Review of “Apocalypse Never” at Yale Climate Connections

Environmental Progress

The ideas of Thomas Malthus (center) were used by British governments to justify the Irish Famine, 1845-1848 (left) and Bengali Famine, 1943-1945 (right) before becoming the basis for 20th Century environmentalism.

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What goes in the recycling bin?

Environment Blog

Home recycling is one of the best ways that you can do your bit for the environment. Your local council provides you with all the bins and the (maybe slightly infrequent) timetable of rubbish collections so they are really doing all the hard work for you.

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30 Years of Pollution Prevention Builds Stronger, More Sustainable Businesses

EPA

By Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Businesses are the backbone of the American economy and play a crucial role in protecting our environment for generations to come. This year marks EPA’s 50 th anniversary and the 30 th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act.

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Healthy beaches require everyone’s attention

Stack Environment

For many residents of Georgia, the beautiful coastlines and beaches are a source of pride. You may be among those for whom spending a day at the beach brings renewed peace of mind and clarity of thought. However, you may also understand that the beaches and coastal environments are fragile, and the delicate balance of nature is always at risk. Dunes provide protection for areas inland as well as being the habitat for numerous endangered flora and fauna.

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“Humanity at a Crossroads”: How Will Future Generations Experience the Natural World?

IEAM Blog

By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor In 2009, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our common home and adopted its first resolution on “Harmony with Nature.”

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What Do Farmers Actually Get from the New WOTUS Rule?

Environmental Law Prof Blog

This morning, the US Army Corps of Engineers and EPA released a final rule determining which aquatic features are covered by the Clean Water Act. Already, the press coverage is following a familiar pattern: farming lobbyists praise the rule as

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The Role of Density in Combatting Climate Change and COVID-19

Green Law

Elisabeth Haub Law School of Law. Pace University. Land Use Law Center. Supervisor: John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor. Blog No. 3 of the Land Use, Human Health, and Equity Project. Editors: Jessica Roberts, Jillian Aicher, Colt Watkiss. Contributing Researcher: Gabriella Mickel [*]. The Role of Density in Combatting Climate Change and COVID-19. High population density might seem an unlikely pillar of sustainable development. Take, for instance, New York City.

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Will President Biden's Low Carbon Policy Efforts be Slowed Down by the Gruenspecht Effect and Slow Economic Growth?

Environmental and Urban Economics

In recent decades, U.S Clean Air Regulations have focused on reducing the emissions of new cars, new factories and new power plants. Old cars, old factories and old power plants have often been "grandfathered" and haven't faced regulations. Given the durability of capital, this differential regulation creates long lags between "cause" and "effect". In this case, the cause is the new regulations and the effect is environmental progress.

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NAEP Comments on CEQ Proposed Revisions to NEPA Regulations

NAEP Leadership Blog

On March 10, 2020, NAEP submitted comments to the Council on Environmental Quality on CEQ’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking revising its regulations for implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA.

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